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Tunbridge Wells

Sports in Tunbridge Wells

As well as being one of the most iconic and historic towns in the UK, Royal Tunbridge Wells welcomes thousands of sporting enthusiasts, fans and followers every year due to an excellent sporting pedigree with well established football, rugby, cricket, golf and tennis clubs, some well over 100 years old.

Noted for its heritage and landmarks, the town has also played its part in sporting history, currently holding the official record as winners of the longest penalty-shootout in a professional European football game.

In 2012, Royal Tunbridge Wells was the first stop in Kent for the Olympic Torch relay.

The town is also proudly affiliated to many sporting icons (Will Bayley being the latest!) and is the location of other memorable sporting moments over the last century – a cricket game in 1983 springs to mind!

Cricket in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells Cricket Club was established in 1882 and is one of the most well-respected cricket clubs in the region and the UK as a whole.

The Neville Ground is known to be one of the most iconic and picturesque cricket venues in the UK and privy to some memorable cricket matches over the last century. The most recognisable being the legendary match between Zimbabwe and India in the 1983 Cricket World Cup where Kapil Dev made a score of 175 not out.

The club and ground has hosted the annual 'Kent County Cricket Club Cricket Week' aka The Cricket Festival in May since 1902. Get your tickets early as they soon sell out.

Matches, Tournaments and Sportives in Tunbridge Wells

More recently, the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells hosts the annual 3on3 Basketball Tournament which receives global visitors from places such as the Philippines, Russia and the United States. It is held in Calverley Grounds at the end of August.

Triathlons, marathons and cycling around Tunbridge Wells attract participants from all over too.

There are triathlons at Bewl Water, Hever Castle and Penshurst Place; half-marathons are held in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Paddock Wood and Hever Castle.

In such glorious backdrops, you and your supporters will have no trouble enjoying your time spent here. With superb accommodation choices you will be well looked after.

Parkrun Tunbridge Wells gets more popular by the week!  Anyone can join in at the beautiful Dunorlan Park on the outskirts of the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Lots of watersports are available to take part in at Bewl Water not to mention a welcome return of the Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tournament (SUP for short) there. Join in for the first time, as an expert or simply watch, it’s up to you but it is sure to be fantastic fun in July.

Regardless of whether it's watching a Tunbridge Wells FC football match, playing a spot of tennis or trying one’s hand on one of our amazing golf courses, sports enthusiasts everywhere can rest assured knowing they will have a fulfilling and entertaining time of it in the borough.

Sports Centres in Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells is home to three sports centres which are welcoming to all visitors. 

Maintain your healthy regime whilst staying with us at one of the Fusion Sports Centres and meet some of the locals too.

The Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre is based in Southborough, just north of Royal Tunbridge Wells town centre. The Weald Sports Centre is based in Cranbrook on the A229 and The Putlands Sports Centre is in Paddock Wood just outside the town centre.

You can play racket sports, table tennis, basketball, football and swim indoors.

The swimming facilities are described in our Swimming section of this website.

Do check the websites of the sports centres as their timetables and facilities differ.

We are also home to the only curling rink in England, Fentons, which is at Frant. Try your hand at this Olympic sport and maybe you could be our next hopeful for GB!

Explore The Town 

If you are planning to come to Tunbridge Wells as part of a sporting event, you should definitely check out the town and its many attractions and events.

Rather than going straight home, why not enjoy a nice meal afterwards at one of the many excellent restaurants, pubs and cafes in the local area.

If you are looking to fill a bit of time before you head off home, you can always do a bit of shopping at The Pantiles or take in the beautifully landscaped gardens all over the borough.

If you do decide to you stay a little while, you will also be impressed with the many different things to do and places to visit.

If you are planning to stay overnight, you can always check-out our range of accommodation providers in the area by visiting our hotels, B&B’sself catering and camping and caravanning pages.

External links

Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre

Paddock Wood Sports Centre

Cranbrook Sports Centre

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    Bewl Water

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    Lamberhurst

    Set in the heart of the High Weald and surrounded by 800 acres of outstanding natural beauty, Bewl Water is the perfect place to watch the seasons change and to enjoy some healthy family fun for all ages.

  2. Add Winter Sessions at Calverley Ice Rink to your Itinerary

    Winter Sessions at Calverley Ice Rink

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Live music sessions at Calverley Ice Rink in November and December.

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  3. Add Winter Sessions at Calverley Ice Rink to your Itinerary

    Winter Sessions at Calverley Ice Rink

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Live music sessions at Calverley Ice Rink in November and December.

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  4. Add Winter Sessions at Calverley Ice Rink to your Itinerary

    Winter Sessions at Calverley Ice Rink

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Live music sessions at Calverley Ice Rink in November and December.

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  5. Add Winter Sessions at Calverley Ice Rink to your Itinerary

    Winter Sessions at Calverley Ice Rink

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Live music sessions at Calverley Ice Rink in November and December.

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  6. Add Crazy Jeans Soapbox at Dunorlan Park to your Itinerary

    Crazy Jeans Soapbox at Dunorlan Park

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Come to Dunorlan Park on Saturday 16th June and get involved with the all-day fundraising extravaganza Crazy Jean's Soapbox Race.

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    Participatory Event

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  7. Father's Day - Austin Seven Rally at Bewl Water

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    Father's Day - Austin Seven Rally at Bewl Water

    Lamberhurst

    The Austin Seven Rally returns to picturesque Bewl Water once again this Father's Day, Sunday 17th June 2018.

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  8. Weald Sports Centre

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    Weald Sports Centre

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    Cranbrook

    High quality sporting facilities to include swimming pool, sports hall, fitness studio, exercise studio and creche.

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    #GirlsGolfRocks - FREE! Girls Taster Sessions at Dale Hill Golf Club

    Ticehurst, Wadhurst

    Free Girls Golf Taster Sessions.- Perfect for girls aged 5-18 years.- No Experience necessary!
    No equipment needed, just wear comfy clothes, trainers and join in the fun.

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  10. Putlands Sports & Leisure Centre

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    Putlands Sports & Leisure Centre

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    Sports Ground

    Paddock Wood, Tonbridge

    Purpose built centre provides sports hall, fitness studio, meeting rooms, outdoor tennis courts, football and rugby pitches.

  11. Add Dunorlan Park to your Itinerary

    Dunorlan Park

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    A glorious local awarding winning park and testament to the Victorian landscaping era. Boating lake and cafe.

  12. Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre

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    Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre

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    Leisure / Swimming Pool

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    A great local resource for those interested in health and fitness, with most facilities available on a pay and play basis.

  13. Tunbridge Wells Cricket Festival at The Nevill Ground

    Tunbridge Wells Cricket Festival at The Nevill Ground

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    The annual Tunbridge Wells Cricket Festival takes place at the Nevill Cricket Ground.

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  14. Run Or Dye at Penshurst Place & Gardens

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    Run Or Dye at Penshurst Place & Gardens

    Tonbridge

    Join us once again at the world's most colourful run festival, in the stunning grounds of Penshurst Place, Kent, on Sunday 1st July 2018.

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  15. Add Fentons Curling Rink to your Itinerary

    Fentons Curling Rink

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    Sports Ground

    Near Kippings Cross, Royal Tunbridge Wells

    The only curling rink in England.

  16. Mercure Tunbridge Wells Health Club

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    Mercure Tunbridge Wells Health Club

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    Leisure / Swimming Pool

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    It's all about indulgence in the health club.

  17. Esporta Health Club

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    Esporta Health Club

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    Leisure / Swimming Pool

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

  18. Risebridge Health & Sports Club

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    Risebridge Health & Sports Club

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    Leisure / Swimming Pool

    Goudhurst

    A family run, independent health club set in the beautiful Weald of Kent countryside, just outside Goudhurst.

  19. Chimera Climbing Centre

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    Chimera Climbing Centre

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    Activity Centre

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Indoor climbing centre

  20. Bowles Outdoor Centre

    Bowles Outdoor Centre

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    Skiing and Snowboarding

    Eridge Green, Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Organisational training and development, residential personal development courses for schools, colleges and youth groups,
    Recreational opportunities including ski-ing, snowboarding, rock climbing and canoeing.

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